December 6, 2013
Writer: Marc Stevens
Linda K. Burton, general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will address 1,711 graduates at Brigham Young University-Idaho's fall commencement on Friday, December 20. The event will be held at 5:45 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center.
The university will award 462 associate degrees and 1,268 bachelor's degrees. Of the graduates, 1,056 are females and 655 are males. About 42 percent have served as missionaries for the Church.
Sister Burton was called to serve as general president of the Relief Society in April 2012. She has served the Church as a member of the Relief Society and Primary general boards, in various callings in the Young Women, Primary, and Sunday School organizations, and as a seminary teacher. She also served with her husband, Craig, as he presided over the Korea Seoul West Mission. Sister Burton studied elementary education at the University of Utah. She and her husband have six children and 19 grandchildren.
Accompanying Sister Burton at BYU-Idaho's fall commencement will be Roger G. Christensen, Assistant to the Commissioner of the Church Educational System.
Graduates, parents, and guests can find more information about fall commencement events here.